Nowa Huta

– real socialism has its appeal

Nowa Huta, the easternmost district of Krakow, came into being in 1949 and was to be Poland’s first real socialist city built from scratch. It was a modern town independent of Krakow and the country’s main centre of heavy industry. But originally there were no churches there… Eventually, thanks to efforts on the part of St Pope John Paul II, a big cross was placed there, which became a significant symbol of local workers’ fight against communism. During the trip you will see Nowa Huta’s peculiar architecture, with its wide streets all leading to the Central Square.

Selected places: the Ark of the Lord Church, the People’s Theatre, the Central Square, the Avenue of Roses, Wanda Mound, the Mogiła Abbey.

Duration: 3-4 h Price: 350-400 PLN

Selected monuments

  1. the People's Theatre
  2. the Central Square
  3. the Avenue of Roses
  4. the “Doge's Palace”
  5. Wanda Mound
  6. the Mogiła Abbey


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